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On Leadership By James G March and Thierry Weil

On Leadership By James G March and Thierry Weil reviews Section Editor: David Crighton On Leadership By James G March and Thierry Weil English edition 2005 (French edition 2003) London: Profile Business Reviewed by Peter Gilbert March’s thoughts, translated by Weil, range across Professor of Social Work and Spirituality at a number of issues and dilemmas, eg. Cleverness, Staffordshire University innocence and virtue, ambiguity and coherence, power, domination and subordination, great ttempting to read this fascinating book actions, great visions and great expectations. while being driven mad by a dripping tap in These issues are illuminated by reflections on Athe next room, I was intrigued to see that Shakespeare’s Othello, Shaw’s St. Joan, Tolstoy’s Chapter 7 advertised itself as ‘plumbing and War and Peace and Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Each poetry’! This book is, however, very much more chapter concludes with a series of questions that about poetry than plumbing, and is precisely the are quite dense in themselves, and it is here that kind of text that an experienced manager might perhaps the fact that the book has been translated wish to turn to, in order to stimulate an appetite and then re-translated, may have had an adverse jaded by a diet of sterile performance indicators! effect on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1747-9886
DOI
10.1108/17479886200600034
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reviews Section Editor: David Crighton On Leadership By James G March and Thierry Weil English edition 2005 (French edition 2003) London: Profile Business Reviewed by Peter Gilbert March’s thoughts, translated by Weil, range across Professor of Social Work and Spirituality at a number of issues and dilemmas, eg. Cleverness, Staffordshire University innocence and virtue, ambiguity and coherence, power, domination and subordination, great ttempting to read this fascinating book actions, great visions and great expectations. while being driven mad by a dripping tap in These issues are illuminated by reflections on Athe next room, I was intrigued to see that Shakespeare’s Othello, Shaw’s St. Joan, Tolstoy’s Chapter 7 advertised itself as ‘plumbing and War and Peace and Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Each poetry’! This book is, however, very much more chapter concludes with a series of questions that about poetry than plumbing, and is precisely the are quite dense in themselves, and it is here that kind of text that an experienced manager might perhaps the fact that the book has been translated wish to turn to, in order to stimulate an appetite and then re-translated, may have had an adverse jaded by a diet of sterile performance indicators! effect on

Journal

The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2006

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